I feel like my family has been on this ever evolving journey over the last few years trying to provide as much food off of our land as we can, eat food the way it was meant to be eaten and move away from processed foods, but for some reason one thing that never really occurred to me was to drink raw milk. We’ve been drinking mostly organic milk for awhile, but raw milk isn’t really something that’s readily available in most grocery stores. I actually remember my first attempt at making my own butter, it was an epic fail because I didn’t realize until the cream didn’t turn that I had bought ultra-pasteurized cream. From everything I have read raw milk is the best for making butter, pasteurized will work, but ultra-pasteurized won’t.
This year I went to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA for the first time, and you can believe I will be going again. The Fair was an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge and meet people with similar ideas, lifestyles and goals. The Mother Earth News Fair had Tons of workshops, demonstrations on and off stage, tons of samples and incredibly informative seminars on everything from beginning gardening to bow making and a live poultry processing demonstration.